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Broken Hill will be a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City shared with visitors from around the world. Council will provide high quality services and leadership to enhance community living and facilitate a prosperous economy.

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Indiana Shamroze-Tumes poses in front of a portrait
14 March 2019

The David Bowler Memorial Award $5,000 scholarship recipient for 2019 has a passion for...

Person swimming in a pool
8 March 2019

YMCA NSW and Broken Hill Council have today announced that the Indoor 25m and Indoor...

Volunteers after a Tidy Towns clean up
28 February 2019

Broken Hill is getting behind the Clean Up Australia promotion with clean up events arranged...

A question mark over the silhouette of a welcome sign
26 February 2019

Melbourne-based graphic designer and artist Joe Scerri has won Council's gateway signage...

Council to trial ‘smart bins’ in CBD

The Broken Hill CBD

Council is set to trial new waste technology in the city centre with the installation of "smart bins".

Smart bins operate on solar power, and feature a compacting mechanism to allow bins to hold up to eight times more waste.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said the trial was being undertaken as part of Council's Smart Community Framework, which aims to increase Council's service to the community by utilising technology.

$1,761,000 FOR BROKEN HILL

Kevin Humphries MP presents Mayor Turley with two cheques at the Sturt Park playground

Media Release - Kevin Humphries MP

Kevin Humphries, Member for Barwon today announced $1,761,000 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across Broken Hill, through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The Broken Hill City Council secured NSW Government funding for projects, which include upgrades to playgrounds, sporting, and community facilities across Broken Hill.

Community groups benefit from ClubGRANTS

Australian coins

The Sturt, Musicians, and Demo Clubs have donated over $34,000 to the community as part of the 2017/2018 Category 1 ClubGRANTS initiative.

The initiative sees a portion of profits from poker machines donated to projects and services to benefit the community.

The Sturt Club provided $5,000 to assist with the renovation of the Broken Hill High School P&C Association Archives Room.

Funds available for the community

Australian $100 notes

Applications are encouraged for Round Two of Council’s Community Assistance Grants program, with $47,000 available to eligible organisations for activities or events to be held between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019.

Round One of the grant scheme saw 14 eligible non-profit community organisations take advantage of the grant money on offer to assist with the cost of providing an activity, event, or program to the Broken Hill community.

Some of the grants awarded in Round One included:

Parks and gardens crew to learn from the best

ANZ Stadium's Graeme Logan at the Alma oval in Broken Hill

Southies have long boasted that the Alma Oval has the best playing surface in Broken Hill, and their claim will soon be given further weight thanks to a visit from renowned curator, Graeme Logan.

Mr Logan is one of the most respected groundsmen in Australia, and is currently in charge of preparing the surface of Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

Council's Asset Planner Open Spaces, Jarred Paull, said Mr Logan's visit was a gesture of remarkable generosity.

Reducing landfill with every cuppa

The Broken Hill keep cup

Locals can help Australia's environment and save money every time they have a coffee just by purchasing a Broken Hill KeepCup.

The high-quality reusable coffee cups are now available for just $20 at Chalky’s, Charlotte’s, Silly Goat, Silver City Café and the Royal Exchange Coffee Window, along with all Council facilities.

Reusable cups have gained popularity in recent times due to the large number of disposable cups that end up in landfill or littering the countryside.

Volunteer Expo and Plant Giveaway postponed

Council's Chief Operations Officer Anthony Misagh with this year's trees for the annual giveaway

Council has postponed this weekend's Volunteer Expo and Tree Giveaway to better accommodate volunteer groups, staff, and the wider community.

Council was initially planning to hold the two events together on September 8, but has now set a new date of September 22.

Council's Chief Operations Officer, Anthony Misagh, said the decision to postpone the events was reached due to a number of factors.

VIC staff to hit main drag for Broken Heel Festival

Broken Hill tourism staff member dressed up alongside the Broken Heel sign

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) staff will take to the streets this weekend to chat with Broken Heel revellers and spruik all the city has to offer.

Council's Senior Tourism Officer, Patrick Kreitner, said staff had been gearing up for the festival for some time.

"Broken Heel is obviously a spectacular event in its own right, but it's also a great chance to promote the many sites and tourist attractions in Broken Hill," he said.

Denis Watts named top volunteer

Broken Hill's own 'Mr Cricket' Denis Watts has been inducted into the Nydia Edes Hall of Fame for his volunteer work in local sport.

Mr Watts' induction was announced at tonight's Broken Hill Community Volunteer Awards ceremony, where he also took out an award as the top volunteer in the Sporting category.

Mr Watts has volunteered his time for junior and senior cricket for around 30 years, serving as Barrier District Cricket League (BDCL) Secretary for 24 years, and umpiring local matches since 1989.

Upcoming Events

Storytime

Storytime is designed for pre-school aged children to develop...

Child touching book
22 March 2019

Toddler time is aimed at children who have outgrown Baby Bounce,...